Date Program Tables are updated: September 1
Briefly describe in narrative form important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with your program. This description must be consistent with the program’s policies on intern selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:
Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) offers a full time (40 hours/week),
12-month internship in Health Service Psychology for graduate students working toward
doctoral degrees in clinical and counseling psychology.
The aim of Student Health and Counseling Services’ internship is to assist in the development of clinical psychologists based on the scholar practitioner model.
The program is based in a University Counseling Center in San Marcos, CA, a suburb on San Diego located in North County San Diego. Cal State San Marcos (CSUSM) has a diverse student body, and the intern will have the opportunity to work with a diverse group of clients, and faculty. The program, in evaluating applicants, therefore values experience in providing services to diverse groups. Cultural competence and experience and emphasis on diversity in training and practice is crucial to success at CSUSM SHCS.
In training to be a generalist through a multicultural lens, as the internship has a focus on, a strong applicant to the program will have experience related to a UCC scholar-practitioner generalist model. These include practicum and professional experience providing short term and time limited therapy, group therapy, crisis intervention, outreach experience, consultation experience, particularly with an interdisciplinary team, the demonstrated ability to be flexible in a demanding environment, and strong oral and written communication skills.
The applicant must have permission to work in the United States and have permission to work for the entire length of the 12-month, full time internship program.
|Hours||Minimum # Hours Required to Apply||Hour Amount|
|Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours||Yes||Amount: 450|
|Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours||No||Amount: 0|
In screening applicants for CSUSM’s Internship in Health Service Psychology, the applicants must meet the following requirements:
SHCS bases its selection process using a holistic review of the AAPI in its entirety.
|Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns||$29,244|
|Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns||N/A|
|Program provides access to medical insurance for intern?||Yes|
|If access to medical insurance is provided:|
|Trainee contribution to cost required?||No|
|Coverage of family member(s) available?||Yes|
|Coverage of legally married partner available?||Yes|
|Coverage of domestic partner available?||Yes|
|Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time off (PTO and/or Vacation)||208|
|Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave||96|
|In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave?||Yes|
Please see Unit 3 Benefits for full description of benefits available to interns.
*Note. Programs are not required by the Commission on Accreditation to provide all benefits listed in this table
|Initial Post-Internship Positions||Interns|
|Total number of interns who were in the 3 cohorts||9|
|Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree||5|
|Community Mental Health Center||0||1|
|University Counseling Center||2||0|
|Veteran Affairs Health Care System||0||0|
|Health Maintenance Organization||0||0|
|Independent Practice Setting||1||0|
Year: 2017-2020 Note: “PD” = Post-doctoral residency position; “EP” = Employed Position. Each individual represented in this table should be counted only one time. For former trainees working in more than one setting, select the setting that represents their primary position.